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Solidarity With Ukraine!

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We Stand With Ukraine.

Labour Left Backs the Meeting.

Meanwhile the Monster Raving Greenstein Party rants,

The propaganda media in the West, which puts the old Soviet media to shame, are refusing to analyse the causes of what has happened.

On one thing we should be clear.  If anyone is the madman it is the senile Joe Biden, who can hardly stutter a coherent sentence without a teleprompt and the pathetic Boris Johnson, who imagines that he is playing the role of Winston Churchill even to the point of imitating his â€˜we will fight them on the beaches’ speech.

In the video below, Putin answers questions from his own citizens and provides an extremely coherent and persuasive account of the factors that led the Russian state, not Putin, to invade Ukraine. Would that our own rulers were equally candid and coherent.

Greenstein’s comrades in the Weekly Worker are beside themselves,

Spineless of the little blob

Its response to the Ukraine war shows the official Labour ‘left’ is sinking ever further into the mire, writes James Harvey

Just when you thought what passes for a left wing in the Labour Party could not fall any lower, leading left MPs sink even further into the mire and prostrate themselves before the pro-imperialist leadership of Starmer.

Apart from the unashamedly pro-Nato Paul Mason, the openly pro-imperialist Alliance for Workers’ Liberty, the confused Mandelites of Anti-Capitalist Resistance and the fellow-travellers of rightwing Ukrainian nationalism in the Ukrainian Solidarity Campaign, the dominant moods on the left are a species of social pacifism, reflected in the statements of the Stop the War Coalition. These oppose the war, criticise Nato expansion and urge diplomacy and negotiation as a solution to the crisis. In line with the popular-frontism of its leadership, they seek to build a mass movement in alliance with progressives and other bien pensants of the liberal bourgeoisie.2 Hence, they stick to righteous indignation at the horrors of war and avoid the complexities of great-power politics.

They have it in for John McDonnell…

The reasons why McDonnell and co fail this vital test is not just moral cowardice or careerism, although they have their part in these betrayals of the official Labour left.

Unlike traitors such as John McDonnell, for the genuine partisans of socialist and internationalist politics the main enemy remains at home. In time of war there is no other position: here we stand – we can do no other.

Nobody is listening:


Written by Andrew Coates

March 12, 2022 at 4:22 pm

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  1. Reblogged this on Tory Britain! .


    March 12, 2022 at 5:27 pm

  2. Greenstein : ” If anyone is the madman it is the senile Joe Biden, who can hardly stutter a coherent sentence without a teleprompt”

    No surprise that Red Brown Greenstein echoing ableist and ageist right wing talking points against President Biden. Biden is perfectly bright and alert and only the other day conducted an hours long Press Conference. He has suffered from a stammer since childhood and very occasionally it appears. What the right media and Twitter does is ignore the hours of lucidity and focus on the few seconds of verbal missteps. The Red Brown Left then amplify this.
    The President is genuinely left wing and has shown excellent and solid leadership in the Ukraine Crisis. He is pouring weapons into Ukraine to help President Zelenksky. His deputy Vice President Harris is providing real leadership too. America is lucky to have them. The most important task for the US Left is to close ranks, defend Biden and ensure no return to Republican House and Senate dominance in November.


    March 12, 2022 at 5:35 pm

    • “The President is genuinely left wing”

      He is not even a leftist by American standards. Sometimes your trolling goes to far.


      March 12, 2022 at 9:53 pm

      • Not trolling
        President Biden, Vice President Harris and the Democratic Party is the only thing standing between Democracy and the Rule of Law and Fascism in America. The Republicans, at State level, are trying to reintroduce Jim Crow racism into the Electoral system as the demographics turn against them. They are also introducing Clause 28 type laws against LGBTQ+ . Biden opposes this. He is clearly left wing. Every Left wing voice that matters from Bernie, AOC to the DSA are completely on board with the Democratic Party agenda. The Left outside the Democratic Party are utterly ineffectual. It’s an extraordinary turn around since the 1960s when the Left played a major role in bringing down a Democratic President (and helping elect Richard Nixon BTW). That is unthinkable now. It’s extraordinary. The Democrats have the Left locked down.
        Biden and the Democrats represent a defacto Popular Front against Fascism. It’s crucial that the Dems win in November and in 2024. The next Republican President will be vicious.


        March 13, 2022 at 2:30 am

  3. Is your blog widely read in the USA, Andy? Iain F thinks so, or perhaps he doesn’t realise no-one here has a vote in the American elections. (Good joke in Private Eye a few issues ago:. What is a bad name for a Cyclops? Iain.

    Sue r

    March 13, 2022 at 10:13 am

    • I do often get up to 100 US views a day – during the Brexit crisis and the Corybn era it was more. I do not often comment on US politics.

      Andrew Coates

      March 13, 2022 at 12:08 pm

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